So this girl and I had a heated debate on twitter. It began with her responding to an Obama tweet concerning the Hobby Lobby case. She said it was stupid for a boss to provide birth control. She insisted that birth control was the equivalent to having an abortion. Angered by the lack of truth in that statement, I lashed out. I repeatedly explained to her that all birth control does is stop the egg from ovulating, this preventing a pregnancy. So there was no possible way that birth control pills = abortion, when no blastocyst is even formed. She kept insisting that I was wrong. I sent her scientific articles that were reputable, even one from the University of Princeton. She continually ignored me and beat around the bush and said that we still get our “slut candy” and that we should feel guilty for “not keeping our legs closed”. She also insisted that women who have been raped should not abort their rapists baby or receive emergency contraception because adoption is an option. I explained to her how damn traumatizing that is to the victim, but again all she did was beat around the bush. She claimed that prolonged birth control use affects fertility, I sent her a link that proved otherwise and she just offered me her OBGYN’s number. After explaining to her 10+ times what birth control is for, prevention of pregnancies, heavy periods, acne, ovarian cysts, etc. she said birth control was bad. She said that having sex just for pleasure was wrong and you should feel guilty, I then told her animals have sex for pleasure as well. I linked her a University of Michigan article about Bonobo monkeys and their practice of masturbation and oral sex, and instead of acknowledging the fact, she ignored it and said they don’t use condoms or birth control. I even sent her an article about gelada monkeys who self abort to avoid infanticide, and she disregarded it and called my articles biased. She essentially said that because my reputable articles did not support her beliefs, there invalid. Yet she called her opinions “fact”. I asked her for evidence to back up her claims and she suggested I read Marx’s Communist Manifesto. After another twitter account got involved, she essentially said my mother should have aborted me. Such a good pro life person right? People like her make me proud to be a feminist. People like her are the reason we need feminism! I’m proud to be pro-choice baby.